My Car Has a Computer?

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Technology has permeated every aspect of our lives, including our vehicles!

All modern cars have at least one computer built-in. But unlike the internet-browsing laptops and desktop computers that come to mind, the computers in your vehicle serve a more limited but vital function – keeping your vehicle safe on the road.

The primary computer in your vehicle controls many aspects of its operation, including:

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Replacing your Timing Belt

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Changing your timing belt is NOT optional – but waiting until it breaks to address any issues is. And that is a risk you shouldn’t take.

Most manufacturers recommend changing the timing belt at a specific mileage, usually between 90 and 105 thousand miles. But you should NOT wait until the last possible minute to have your timing belt replaced. Replacing it early can save …… ( more )

3 Cat Litter Auto Myths – True or False?

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Kitty litter often makes an appearance in lists for auto emergency kits or winter safety tips – but why is this strange “tool” so popular? What is it for? Does it really work?

Here, we address three “myths” about cat litter to help you stay safe on slick winter roads in Holland, MI. Before you find yourself stuck (without cat litter), make sure your car …… ( more )

Tips for Avoiding Holiday Traffic

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From all of us at D’s Auto & Truck Repair, Happy Holidays! This season is one of the busiest for holiday travel. And with unpredictable weather and road conditions in Holland, MI, and across the country, long road trips can be stressful.

Before you head out for your holiday road trip this year, bring your vehicle in for a pre-trip inspection. Our ASE Certified technicians will …… ( more )

October is Fall Car Care Month! (Infographic)

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We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: preventative maintenance is critical to keeping your car safe on the road. And now – during National Fall Car Care Month – is the perfect opportunity to review car care basics!

Regular oil changes, properly inflated tires, and keeping up with recommended maintenance can help you extend the life of your vehicle and …… ( more )